WELCOME TO RECEPTION CLASS
In Reception our teacher is Miss Hopkins and our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Hopkinson.
LIFE IN RECEPTION
At St. Patricks, we follow the scheme Read Write Inc to teach Phonics daily. Have a look at the documents and video clips at the bottom of the page for more guidance. Reception children will begin to learn to read and write a new sound each day. Reading books are changed once a week to give children the opportunity to reread the book to become fluent readers and talk about what they've read. We award stickers to each child if we see at least 3 comments from home in their diaries per week. The stickers add up to a prize at the end of term.
GOING FOR GOALS lead our weekly PE on a Monday afternoon Children will need white t shirts, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black plimsolls. In order to support your child's independence in school. Please encourage them to dress and undress themselves at home. DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION CHILDREN WILL NOT BE CHANGING FOR PE.
We are a very healthy classroom. The children will get a free piece of fruit daily so you do not need to provide any snacks. Children under 5 will also get a carton of milk. Once your child turns 5 years old, you can pay should you wish to continue receiving a milk. We also encourage the children to drink water throughout the day. Please send your child with a named water bottle each day. 'The Friends of St Patrick's' have generously given the children their first bottle for free but additional bottles or tops can be purchased through school.
Each half term we send home a project. This is an opportunity to work together as a family The 'home learning projects' are returned to school at the end of each term and work is displayed so that we can all see how wonderful our children are.
We capture some of the children's learning using our online learning journal. https://tapestryjournal.com/ Please log on and add photos or videos of your children at home. This helps to inform our assessments as children will get different opportunities.
Should you have any queries. Please feel free to come and speak to me at the end of the day.
Virtues & Values
Our focus for this term is
CURIOUS AND ACTIVE
Pupils in our school are growing to be curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
We will support the children by leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning, providing opportunities for them to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.
RE in the Early Years
At St Patrick’s we teach RE using ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’. This document is the curriculum strategy for Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It lays out clearly the steps to be taken in RE at each stage of every term in the Nursery and Primary Years. It provides, therefore, the foundations for improved partnership between school, home and parish, a partnership that lies at the heart of Catholic Education.
This term we will be exploring the units on 'Creation' and 'People who care for us'
Creation: People who care for us: This unit develops the idea of creation to include the children’s gifts
and talents as God given. The children will also learn that the Bible is God’s book.
People who care for us: This unit explores family relationships within the context of caring for one another. Importance is placed upon the value of celebration. This is further developed by hearing about times of celebration Jesus shared with his family and friends.
Our topic this term is...
WHY DO YOU LOVE ME SO MUCH?
We will look at what makes us special, how we show that we care and explore what makes a family and how our families are different.
Each term we ask for a contribution to buy items to stimulate the childrens learning. This may be a cooking or craft activity such as making biscuits or playdough. Without your donations we would no longer be able to provide these opportunities.
This terms donation is £8. This is payable on a weekly basis or as a termly payment.
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